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New Abu Dhabi event to put spotlight on protection of oceans

Reed Exhibitions is launching Oceanology International Middle East 2020, a bi-annual event in Abu Dhabi, from September of next year

New Abu Dhabi event to put spotlight on protection of oceans
Oceanology International Middle East 2020 is expected to showcase 150 companies from 20 countries, to include five national pavilions, attracting more than 2,500 visitors.

Reed Exhibitions, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, is launching Oceanology International Middle East 2020, a bi-annual event in Abu Dhabi, from September of next year.

Oceanology International, the world’s leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference, has been connecting manufacturers and users of ocean technology in London since 1969.

It became a global portfolio with launches in China followed by the Americas and the new Abu Dhabi event is designed to bring together businesses, academics, and governments.

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It will feature an exhibition, conference, and demonstration zones that cover the following sectors - Offshore Oil & Gas, Marine Science, Offshore Construction, Ports and Shipping, Academia, Marine Renewables and Environment protection, Government, Fisheries and Aqua culture, Coastal Engineering and Protection, Maritime Security.

Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The need to save our oceans has never been more critical. Given this priority, exploring the wide range of benefits that the sustainable use of marine resources offers is now an imperative.

"The launch of Oceanology International Middle East in Abu Dhabi reaffirms the UAE’s steadfast commitment to marine conservation, and the country’s globally acclaimed role as a convener of key players in the field to step up the pace and scale of ocean protection.”

Oceanology International Middle East 2020 is expected to showcase 150 companies from 20 countries, to include five national pavilions, attracting more than 2,500 visitors.

Vasyl Zhygalo, managing director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, added: “Responsible use of the world’s oceans is everyone’s responsibility, and technology is the one driver that will allow us to continue to further commercialise our oceans while acting in a sustainable and responsible manner, particularly here in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean region.”

The Oceanology International Middle East 2020 event will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from September 7-9, 2020.

Reed Exhibitions Middle East also organises the annual World Future Energy Summit, the biannual International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience, the Jewellery & Watch Show in the UAE’s capital, and the Airport Show in Dubai.

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